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2010-04-06 11:54:17

An international team led by researchers from the University of Cordoba (UCO) has analyzed seroprevalence (antibodies to a disease) of Toxoplasma Gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis in many species, including humans. This latest study reveals that the parasite is widespread in areas where the wild Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) lives, and also in captive breeding centers. Scientists are now undertaking further research into the disease itself. Wild felids are important for...

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2010-03-09 14:42:09

Conservationist groups are reporting that the world's top endangered species of feline is facing a new challenge -- Chronic Kidney Disease (CDK). In a statement released on March 9, 2010, the Lynx Conservation Program states that three of the 72 Iberian Lynx raised in breeding centers in Spain have succumbed to the illness, and more than a third of the animals housed at the country's two breeding centers have shown symptoms of CDK. According to the AFP, veterinarians at the centers say that...

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2007-06-28 15:00:00

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID WASHINGTON - Garfield, Morris and the Aristocats get the fame, but look to the origins of today's furry felines and you find "lybica," a Middle Eastern wildcat. Domestic cats can be traced to wild progenitors that interbred well over 100,000 years ago, new research indicates. "House cats - which includes fancy breeds and feral cats - those cats all form a genetic group that is virtually indistinguishable from ones in the Middle East," said Stephen J. O'Brien of the...

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2005-08-08 14:25:00

WASHINGTON -- DNA taken from the teeth of ancient sabertooth cats showed the distinctive-looking animals were cousins of modern-day cats but not direct ancestors, scientists said on Monday. And they also shot down a theory that cheetahs may have originally evolved from a similar-looking North American ancestor. "Our results show that the sabertooths diverge early and are not closely related to any living cats," Ross Barnett of the Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Center in Oxford, Britain...

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2005-03-09 07:35:00

LISBON (AFP) -- The Iberian lynx, a big cat found only in Spain and Portugal, remains "critically endangered" and is at risk of becoming the first large feline to become extinct since pre-historic times, a conservation group warned in a new study. There are as few as 100 to 120 of the leopard-spotted cats in the wild, including around a dozen breeding-age females, from about 100,000 at the beginning of the 20th century, the report by SOS Lynx found. Hunting, road deaths, and most of all a...


Latest Felinae Reference Libraries

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2008-08-07 10:13:08

The Asian Golden Cat (Pardofelis temminckii), also called the Asiatic Golden Cat and Temminck's Golden Cat, lives throughout Southeast Asia, ranging from Tibet and Nepal to Southern China, India, and Sumatra. It prefers forest habitats interspersed with rocky areas, and is found in deciduous, subtropical evergreen, and tropical rainforests. The Asian Golden Cat is occasionally found in more open terrain. It ranges from the lowlands to altitudes of up to 3000 meters in the Himalayas. The...

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2008-06-16 15:59:27

The Pampas Cat (Leopardus pajeros), is a small feline from the Pampas area of Argentina and Chile. Until recently it was considered a subspecies of the Colocolo. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2007-07-16 14:22:00

The Oncilla, Leopardus tigrinus, also known as the Little Spotted Cat or Tiger Cat, is a close relative of the Ocelot and Margay. The Oncilla's habitat is the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. They are nocturnal cats. The Oncilla grows to about 18 - 24 inches with a 10 - 20 inch tail. Although they are somewhat larger than domestic cats, the Oncilla is slightly lighter, weighing only 5 - 10 pounds. Most adult domestic cats are heavier. The primary food of the Oncilla...

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2007-01-19 13:43:36

The rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus, sometimes Felis rubiginosa) is a very small wild cat of southern India and Sri Lanka. It is 13.78 to 18.9 in (35 to 48 cm) long, plus 5.91 to 9.84 in (15 to 25 cm) tail, weighing in at only approximately 3.3 lb (1.5 kg). The color of the fur is grey, with rusty spots all over the back and the flanks. The underbelly is white with large dark spots. The tail is thick and about half the length of the body. It is darker in color than the body and...

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2007-01-19 13:41:28

The fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus or Felis viverrina) is a medium-sized cat of Asia. Its habitat in Southeast Asia ranges through Indochina, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Java. Its fur has an olive-grey color with dark spots. The face has a distinctly flat-nosed appearance. The size is variable. It is 31.5 in 80 cm long in India. It is only 25.59 in (65 cm) in Indonesia. The closest relative is the leopard cat. The fishing cat lives along rivers, brooks and mangrove...

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